IBWSS, International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock survey, coordinated by ICES. The main purpose of the cruise is the assessment of the spawning stock size, distribution and migrations of blue whiting using acoustic methods combined with sampling with pelagic trawls. The cruise is part of an international coordinated blue whiting survey with vessels from the Netherlands, Ireland, the Faroes and Norway participating. Information on other species such as argentines, mackerel and horse mackerel are collected upon encounter.
Aage Hoines (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
ICES International Blue Whiting Survey
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)